‘Educade’ features hands-on lessons, teaching tools

New portal for hands-on instruction aims to make learning fun

hands-on-lessonsWith funding and support from AT&T, ed-tech company GameDesk has created a new hands-on teaching and learning portal called Educade, which aims to “put fun and creativity back into learning” by providing a large online library of free lesson plans paired with engaging teaching tools.

The latest in a host of new websites designed to help educators find and use ed-tech tools in their classrooms, Educade offers a “one-stop shop” for K-12 teachers and parents who are looking for ways to use apps and games, as well as low- and no-tech tools, that focus on hands-on creation to advance students’ understanding.

Every lesson plan created or curated by GameDesk is aligned with the Common Core and Next Generation standards for English language arts, math, and science, the company claims. Users of the website can search for content by grade level, subject matter, device type, and technology level. Users also can add original content to the site; save, organize, and customize what they find in a virtual “backpack”; and engage in conversations with the community to generate and advance new ideas for hands-on learning.…Read More